Company guys.. lightweights and fuel mpg bonus

Discussion in 'Prime' started by crocky, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. crocky

    crocky Medium Load Member

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    I had a lot of sitting last week,.two 34hr resets in 1 week..thats why I was in the hole. I didnt have a load on my truck from Friday morning untl Monday afternoon. Then I sat 1.5 days at a reciever because Prime didnt set up a appointment for my drop.

    You will sit a lot sometimes and other times you will be pulling out of your parking spot 9hrs and 59 mins into your reset.

    Also, yes you can buy, but you have to have a down payment of $14k and change, but tbe bigger the down payment the better.
     
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    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    Thanks. I’m starting January 3rd and my brain won’t stop turning.
     
  3. captjimmy

    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    Also, do you get mostly short hauls or long?
     
  4. crocky

    crocky Medium Load Member

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    In training while doing team, you will get longer loads. Once on your own they will usually be under 1k mile loads. Example in training almost every week our truck did over 5k miles so I made over the $700 training pay each week. A few weeks I was in the $800 range while training.

    Wasnt fun though, the truck rarely stopped moving. You start feeling like a prisoner after a while.
     
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    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    Do you drive reefer?
     
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    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    Ya, I can imagine
     
  7. FullMetalJacket

    FullMetalJacket Road Train Member

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    @crocky,

    Being a new start up going straight to lease almost right out of the gate.....

    What would be YOUR suggestion to the many new ones coming in, as far as leasing right off the bat? Considering most have absolutely no business experience at all.....let alone no knowledge of just "some" of the issues you are now running into?

    You are quite possibly the exception to the rule, but do not want to see the exceeding amounts of failures we see every day continue.

    See yet another post up that I would like to address, but I just don't have the time. Another guy that just jumped in with no plans at all, just winging it. Will undoubtedly fail.

    Just curious of your thoughts, being new. I know what most of us older to the game think, but......interested nonetheless.
     
  8. FullMetalJacket

    FullMetalJacket Road Train Member

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    Perspective, I guess.

    That's when I felt the most free, running everything from 1,000 to 3,600mi. The
    Longer the better.

    Back to Solo, and feeling so confined now.

    Perspective........ :biggrin_25525:

    Do have to go with revenue to miles, though. If you are toting the bills on your end as an O/O or lease, there is no questioning that at all.

    Unless you are retired, the money isn't required requisite....... and you have the freedom to do what you desire.

    Higher revenue over the least miles should always be the goal for any O/O or lease. Anything other would be sheer ignorance.
     
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